Ted Hill poses for a picture during his presentation as the new Grayson County High School girls basketball coach last Friday.

Ted Hill poses for a picture during his presentation as the new Grayson County High School girls basketball coach last Friday.

The Grayson County High School girls basketball team has a new man in charge. Ted Hill was announced as the new head coach of the Lady Cougars in a press conference last Friday.

Hill will be the head coach of Lady Cougars for the 2019-2020 season and will begin working with the girls as soon as the KHSAA dead period comes to an end in two weeks.

He will replace Josh Basham, who left the post to accept the principal position at Caneyville Elementary School last month. Basham went 27-31 during his two years on the job while having only three seniors during his time.

“I want to form my own opinion of the team without any preconceived notions” said Hill while being introduced.

The Lady Cougars went 11-16 last season but return their top four scorers from last season, headlined by Kenzie Renfrow and Rachel Snyder.

“Expectations are very high for this program, and I'm looking towards a 19-20 season,” said Hill. “We've got to get the district back under control.”

Hill plans to change the playing scheme for the Lady Cougars, calling for heavy ball movement and quicker pace of play.

“If you're open, shoot it; if you're not, pass it,” said Hill.

Hill comes in with over five years of girls head coaching experience, being a part of four championship teams during his career. He started out coaching the Ohio County Lady Eagles from 2009 to 2012 where he went 66-28, which included winning the 2010 3rd Region Championship. He then went on to coach at Edmonson County from 2012 to 2015 going 44-45.

He returns to coaching now with the Lady Cougars as his wife, Amber, has accepted a position at the nearby H.W. Wilkey Elementary School, and he brings with him a confidence to turn the Grayson girls basketball program around.

“We didn't come here to just win a few districts,” said Hill. “We're here to hang banners.”